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Want to Feel More Alive? Be Quiet!

I am participating in an online conference for trauma treatment professionals and one of the speakers today (Bessel van der Kolk) referenced research that demonstrates that the part of the brain that allows us to take in experience – to experience … Continue reading

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Meditation Challenge Update 6/10/13

So we’re approaching the 6 month mark and I thought I’d check in to see how everyone is doing and to report my experience so far. I am meditating approximately 6 days per week, at least 30 minutes. Occasionally I … Continue reading

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Rewiring Your Brain for a More Positive You

I think it always helps to get the same message in different formats, so here’s an article from LifeHacker about using the way the brain learns to rewire it for greater happiness, which is something I tell almost anyone who will … Continue reading

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What I Learned from My Week Doing Nothing

I took last week off from work. It was an experiment of sorts. No plans. No lists. A “stay-cation”. I stayed home and did virtually nothing – reading, tv, a little housework, some random mending tasks as the urge struck, … Continue reading

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Freeing Yourself From Hidden Beliefs

When we start to investigate reality through mindfulness practice, we may discover that the problems we complain about are self imposed. Seem crazy? Well, see if any of this sounds familiar: Feeling as though you never have enough time, but … Continue reading

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Meditation Challenge Update: Seeing Impermanence

So today is the end of the first two weeks of the 2013 Meditation Challenge, and I am still finding the weekends challenging – I’m more likely to roll right out of bed into ski togs or to the farmer’s … Continue reading

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The Task of All Humans…Freeing Ourselves from the Delusion of Separateness

“A human being is part of a whole, called by us the ‘Universe’ —a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts, and feelings, as something separated from the rest—a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. … Continue reading

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